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French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali.Full Story >
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An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.Full Story >
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The Ukrainian army has reported rebel attacks overnight throughout the restive east, claiming that at one border crossing the rebels were supported by artillery fire from the Russian side.Full Story >
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Friday, July 25 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:08:50 GMT
President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress...Full Story >
President Barack Obama is telling Central American presidents that the United States and the wider region share responsibility to address an influx of minors and families who are crossing the southwest border of the U.S.Full Story >
ELKTON, KY (WSMV) -
Todd County Sheriff's Department officials said a kidnapping victim stopped a crime by calling police without her captor ever knowing.
According to officials, suspect James Young offered a woman a ride home from her friend's house in Russellville last week.
"He told her he needed to run some errands before he took her home, so it didn't surprise her he was turning some directions he would not have normally turned," said Deputy Patrick Turner. "However, when he left the county, crossed over into back roads in Todd county, then she started getting alarmed about what was going on."
Officials said Young kept the woman in the car by threatening her with a box cutter, but just out of view, the woman dialed 911 and was giving hints to dispatch about what was happening.
"She used the word 'kidnapped', and she used words about the box cutter he was using," said Turner. "Dispatch was able to track the call and determine her location even though she was moving in the vehicle."
By the time the car stopped on Old Allensville Road in Todd County, sheriff's officials said Young had figured out the woman was talking to 911 by phone. At that point, she just started talking to dispatch directly.
"I got there just a few seconds after he came to a stop," said Turner.
James Young is charged with kidnapping, attempted rape and first degree assault while the victim is safe. It's a crime Turner said was stopped through the careful actions of the victim and technology.
"Even a small rural county like Todd County, we still have access to that kind of technology to be able to do that," said Turner.
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Friday, July 25 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:13:25 GMT
Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Police planned Friday to give prosecutors the results of their investigation into an 80-year-old man's fatal shooting of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:38:42 GMT
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday. Jenna Montgomery and Jess Taylor both pleaded guilty to kidnapping, robbery and assault charges. MontgomeryFull Story >
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Thursday, July 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:05:21 GMT
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